I've been working on the kid's playroom over the past few weeks... painting, creating a chalkboard wall, adding a shelving unit, adjusting an activity table, and displaying the kid's artwork. Now that the big things are out of the way, I'll be doing a few small projects to bring this room together so it'll be complete and ready for the kids.
The first small project is to change up the frames a little. There are four frames that flank the shelving unit full of toys. The frames came without a mat or glass, but that's ok because my mom bought them for only a few pennies!
When I have a frame that doesn't have a mat (or I just want to change it up and add color), I use things like kraft paper (seen here), fabric, wallpaper, scrapbook paper, large decorative paper, maps, newspapers, and even gift wrap. I have found amazing designs and colors everywhere from Target to Etsy.
For the frames in the playroom, I decided to use wrapping paper from Paper Source, the print is called Flora and Fauna Tiny Print Pool. Here are the frames this time around with a little more color...
The design on the paper is a little more noticeable in person than online... it's a geometric pattern designed with the colors white, pool blue and a mossy green.
With the colors combined, the paper gives off a greenish/blue color, which I love considering it's one of the main colors in our house, and it matches the map framed on top of the Expedit bookcase (if your curious, that map is gift wrap also from Paper Source).
Such an easy update for a frame... I'll post a tutorial tomorrow. So, go dig out some kraft paper, fabric, wallpaper, scrapbook paper, large decorative paper, a map, newspaper or gift wrap and follow along with me tomorrow!!!